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Dec 17, 2011 10:00pm EST
it and it flashed out texas instruments on this during -- screen. i went to a library there and talk to and asked the as the library and what books were popular. he said obviously the works of the great leader kim il-sung and his wonderful song kim jong-il. any other books or any other orders that people read and he could not name a single one. that to me really encapsulated why it is closed society, north korea is 17 times poorer than south south korea which is an open society and so you start to look at what happens when people move and the book is full of examples, divided into different sections. there's the business side and the politics side of the technology side. i can go through some of them if you would like. >> host: absolutely. i love this anecdote of the most isolated country arguably in the world and bordered by the same language, same culture in many ways. one of the most vibrant and strongest economy of the world. we can go back to south korea but i wonder if in some ways, if south korea's success is, because one could argue that after the war, that a very authoritative, authorita
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2011 12:00am EST
was a bit suspicious, reached board, and hit the off switch, and it flashed up texas instruments on the screen. it was completely bogus. i went to a library there and talked to the librarian, what books were popular, and he said, well, obviously the works of the great leader kim il and his wonderful son, the leader, kim jong il. any other awe -- authors that people read? he couldn't name a single one. that captured why it is the closed society of north korea is 17 times poorer than south korea which is an open society, and you look at what happens when people move, and the book is full of examples divided into sections, and this is the business side, the technology side, the politics side, and i can go through them if you'd like. >> host: absolutely. i love the example of north and south korea, though, the antedote of the most isolated country in the world and bordered by another speaking the same culture and same language in the same way and strong vibrant economy. i wonder in some ways if south korea's success is because one could argue that after the war, there's a very author
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2011 9:00pm EST
it again to reboot it, and it flashed up texas instruments on the screen. so, obviously, it was completely bogus. um, and, you know, i went to a library there and talked to the librarian, you know, what books were popular. um, and he said, well, obviously the works of the great leader and his wonderful son, the dear leader, kim jung-il. any other books apart from that? any other authors that people read, and he couldn't name a single one. and that, to me, encapsulated why it is the closed society, north korea is 17 times poorer than south korea which is an open society. and so you start to look at what happens when people move. um, and the book is full of, um, examples i've divided into different sections, there's a sort of business side, there's the technology side, the politics side, and i can go through some of them if you like. >> host: sure, absolutely. i love this example of north and south korea, though, this anecdote of the most isolated country, arguably, in the world and one of the, and bordered by same language, same culture in many ways, one of the most vibrant and strongest ec
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2011 12:00pm EST
through texas and he said i want to have a look at this grows restore, this supermarket. he was of the old soviet mentality that foreigners were only showing what the country wanted to see and thought he was being shown other aspect of american life. >> host: taken by surprise. >> guest: he just wants to use an irish expression got smacked. he's on someone in the checkout using something like a hair dryer to record prices and found out all sorts of different things -- varieties of cheese. from there to miami, he turned to his aid and said that is why the iron curtain was there. the little to keep us from learning how good things were in the west and how much consumer goods were. >> host: so he was ready when some of the under ideologically economists would come in and -- >> guest: yeltsin was on his instinct. very impulsive politician. but he was very courageous. when he thought he should do something he did it. he reckoned up what the soviet union should have and that there should be a very quick transfer to the market economy. he trusted that task to others. three prices and the other tw
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2011 9:00am EST
he describes in his own memoirs, which i researched. he was being driven through texas, and he said stop here, i want to have a look at this grocery store, this supermarket. he was still of the old soviet mentality that foreigners were only shown what the host country wanted him to see, and he thought he was being conned by being shown other aspects of american life. >> host: yeah. he was going to take them by surprise and jump into the store. >> guest: he just was, to use an irish expression, gobsmacked. and his aide describes how he saw somebody in the checkout using something like a hair dryer to record the prices of the goods, and he found there were all sorts of varieties of cheese and meat. and on the plane from there to miami, he turned to his aide and he said, you know, that's why the iron curtain was there, was to keep us from learning how good things were in the west and how much consumer goods were available. >> host: wow. and so he was ready when some of the younger ideological economists would come in and say all at once. >> guest: gorbachev made before sorry, yeltsin m
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2011 3:00pm EST
-opener for yeltsin. i believe it's true, what he describes in his own memoirs. he was being driven through texas, and he said, stop here. i want to have a look at this grocery store. this supermarket. he was -- it was the old soviet that foreigners were only showing what the host country thought they wanted him to see and he thought he was being conned. >> and he was going to take them by surprise. >> he was just -- he was dumb founded and the described somebody using something like hair drier to record the prices, and the found out that there were all sorts of different brands of cheese and meat, and on the plane from there to miami, he turned to his aide and he said, you know, that's why the iron curtain was there is to keep us from learning how good things were in the west and how much consumer goods were available. >> so he was ready when some of the younger ideological economists were come in and say, all at once. >> yeltsin didn't make big bets on his instinct, very impulsive but very courageous. when he thought he should do something, he did it. and he rock kenned the soviet union should
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2011 10:00pm EST
-opener. this was true to what he describes in his own memoirs. he was being driven through texas and he said stop here i want to look at this grocery store, the supermarket. he was still at the soviet montella the that farmers were only shown with the host country wanted him to see me thought he was being colmes by he being shown other aspects of american life. he just was to use the expression dogs max. he described how he saw someone in the checkout using something like a hair dryer to record the prices and he found out that there were all sorts of different varieties of cheese and meat. on the plane from there to miami heat turned to his -- and he said you know that is why the iron curtain was the was to keep us from learning how good things were in the west and how much consumer goods were available. >> host: wow. said he was ready with some of the under ideological economists like to say guide are would come in and say all at once. >> guest: yeltsin had big bets on his instincts. he was a very impulsive politician but he was courageous. when he thought he should do something he did it and he reckon
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